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by NancyElla
Sat Feb 04, 2012 3:01 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Perfomed with Yo-Yo Ma
Replies: 6
Views: 2743

Re: Perfomed with Yo-Yo Ma

What a great experience! It is good to know he's a genuinely nice guy (not just someone who plays a nice guy on TV). What you said about his listening to closely to the orchestra reminded me of the first time I heard him in a live performance--a few years ago, with the National Symphony Orchestra at...
by NancyElla
Sat Jan 21, 2012 8:18 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New Voices at CUA
Replies: 5
Views: 1170

Re: New Voices at CUA

It was great to see Garrett back in DC today--I hope this becomes a regular venue for performances of his work. The CUA New Voices Festival Concert of Art and Cabaret Songs this afternoon presented a varied and enjoyable sampler of recent works by seven composers. In addition to Garrett Shatzer, the...
by NancyElla
Fri Dec 09, 2011 1:04 am
Forum: CMG Review of Books
Topic: Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
Replies: 4
Views: 4120

Re: Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet

I've just started Hotel at the Corner of Bitter and Sweet for a book club discussion. I have read historical accounts of the internment previously, and I'm interested to see the subject return to public discussion via this fictional treatment.
by NancyElla
Thu Dec 08, 2011 11:28 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Anyone notice anything wrong with this picture?
Replies: 60
Views: 9066

Re: Anyone notice anything wrong with this picture?

Oh, you mean because the president is Muslim? I guess he's one of those progressive Muslims who recognizes the rights of people of other faiths, especially other "people of the book". The picture looks just fine to me.
by NancyElla
Wed Nov 16, 2011 6:47 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What composers look like today
Replies: 11
Views: 2090

Re: What composers look like today

Shouldn't there be tattoos and maybe some piercings as well? Hey! I thought I was presentable. Although I did have my eyebrow pierced in undergrad. :P -G You are perfectly presentable, which doesn't preclude the presence of piercings and/or tattoos. I myself am not so adorned (other than the one ho...
by NancyElla
Sat Nov 12, 2011 11:05 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Orpheus in America--Offenbach recounts his trip
Replies: 11
Views: 1663

Re: How well do we know Orpheus in America?

It's always fun to get an outsider's view of America and Americans--I'll watch for it!
by NancyElla
Fri Nov 11, 2011 8:53 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What composers look like today
Replies: 11
Views: 2090

Re: What composers look like today

Shouldn't there be tattoos and maybe some piercings as well?
by NancyElla
Sat Sep 24, 2011 2:28 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Cellist Alisa Weilerstein wins 'Genius' award
Replies: 4
Views: 1129

Re: Cellist Alisa Weilerstein wins 'Genius' award

I'll be hearing her tonight with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, and I'm looking forward to it.
by NancyElla
Thu Sep 22, 2011 5:36 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Lance wins "Lifetime Achievement Award"
Replies: 34
Views: 5757

Re: Lance wins "Lifetime Achievement Award"

Congratulations, Lance! It's nice to know that your contribution has been recognized. I enjoyed reading the article and learning more about your life.
by NancyElla
Fri Sep 09, 2011 5:30 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: How are CMGers making out with all the rain?
Replies: 21
Views: 4661

Re: How are CMGers making out with all the rain?

After a mostly gray, drizzly day, we now have a lovely evening with a clear blue sky. Could it be that the rain is over? I hesitate to speak for the almighty--She works in mysterious ways. We certainly have an opportunity to exercise compassion in action, though. I plan to express my gratitude for g...
by NancyElla
Fri Sep 09, 2011 12:37 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: How are CMGers making out with all the rain?
Replies: 21
Views: 4661

Re: How are CMGers making out with all the rain?

Lance, I'm relieved to hear you're not under water! The videos I've seen today of flooding in several states have been awful. Please stay safe.
by NancyElla
Thu Sep 08, 2011 10:00 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: How are CMGers making out with all the rain?
Replies: 21
Views: 4661

Re: How are CMGers making out with all the rain?

One of the first persons I worked with when I joined the environmental engineering firm where I was employed for 30 years was the firm's senior hydrologist. He always used to say, "Don't live near the water." Living near water certainly has its appeal but it also has its risks. I don't usually thin...
by NancyElla
Sun Aug 28, 2011 3:04 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: How are hurricane friends doing with Irene?
Replies: 15
Views: 2735

Re: How are hurricane friends doing with Irene?

Our power went off around midnight for the duration. I hope the storm weakens as it heads north. Hunker down, New Jersey and New York!
by NancyElla
Sat Aug 27, 2011 5:36 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: How are hurricane friends doing with Irene?
Replies: 15
Views: 2735

Re: How are hurricane friends doing with Irene?

We just lost electricity here (about 10 miles south of DC) temporarily. It is back on for now, but maybe not for long. We've had a lot of rain all day, and now we are getting some interesting wind gusts. Friends in the area are reporting large tree limbs down already.
by NancyElla
Sat Aug 27, 2011 1:18 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Jew Suss and Company
Replies: 24
Views: 3552

Re: The Jew Suss and Company

I believe that the parallel is that Kerry was a decorated war hero in the Vietnam war, but later smeared in the "Swiftboat" ad campaign to discredit his service.
by NancyElla
Tue Aug 23, 2011 5:52 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Strange - no mention of the Washington d.c. earthquake here
Replies: 39
Views: 4353

Re: Strange - no mention of the Washington d.c. earthquake h

In honor of Hurricaine Irene and future severe wind events, I have just entered into an agreement with a tree service guy to do major surgery on the huge willow oak tree behind our house. He'll remove the limb that extends over the roof and another of the lowest limbs. He wins the contract on the ba...
by NancyElla
Tue Aug 23, 2011 4:24 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Strange - no mention of the Washington d.c. earthquake here
Replies: 39
Views: 4353

Re: Strange - no mention of the Washington d.c. earthquake h

Libertarians, take note--sometimes government control is a good and useful thing. Yes, every 100 years or so... :D Ha, ha! Nice to see you again, Keaggy! And I'm glad you're fine. FYI, I've also been grateful for the building codes during some hurricane and high wind events. Despite losing some big...
by NancyElla
Tue Aug 23, 2011 3:44 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Strange - no mention of the Washington d.c. earthquake here
Replies: 39
Views: 4353

Re: Strange - no mention of the Washington d.c. earthquake h

Let me take this moment to thank our local building codes. Inconvenient as they may be from time to time, they are the reason that neither my house nor my neighbors' houses collaPsed on me this afternoon. Libertarians, take note--sometimes government control is a good and useful thing. I haven't hea...
by NancyElla
Tue Aug 23, 2011 3:35 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Strange - no mention of the Washington d.c. earthquake here
Replies: 39
Views: 4353

Re: Strange - no mention of the Washington d.c. earthquake h

I haven't heard of any damage to mosques, but someone on my facebook feed said it was too bad that National Cathedral was damaged, so there you go.
by NancyElla
Tue Aug 23, 2011 3:24 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Strange - no mention of the Washington d.c. earthquake here
Replies: 39
Views: 4353

Re: Strange - no mention of the Washington d.c. earthquake h

I heard a strange sound and felt some weird vibrations. At first, I though I had messed up the repair of a ceiling fan in the bedroom, but before I could get to the bedroom to turn off the ceiling fan, the whole house started shaking. Some books fell off the shelves, and some things hanging on the w...
by NancyElla
Wed Aug 17, 2011 8:16 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: A Mozart mystery
Replies: 19
Views: 3541

Re: A Mozart mystery

I'm pretty sure that Mozart (or whoever) wrote it so that I would have a compelling need to buy a basset horn. It is a glorious thing to play!
by NancyElla
Tue Aug 16, 2011 10:09 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Australians and Kiwis that Deserve Recognition as Composers
Replies: 14
Views: 2786

Re: Australians and Kiwis that Deserve Recognition as Compos

I've been enjoying listening to symhonies and chamber music of Carl Vine.
by NancyElla
Thu Aug 04, 2011 8:16 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Michelle Bachmann Has Her Reverend Wright !
Replies: 2
Views: 746

Re: Michelle Bachmann Has Her Reverend Wright !

Words fail me.
by NancyElla
Thu Aug 04, 2011 8:06 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: After 10 Years In Prison, Cory Maye Comes Home
Replies: 1
Views: 645

Re: After 10 Years In Prison, Cory Maye Comes Home

But when I first came upon Maye's story, it immediately struck me as an example of collateral damage from the drug war, not of the drug trade. One family lost a young, likable son and brother forever; another family had a young, likable son, brother and father taken from them for a decade. And the ...
by NancyElla
Thu Jan 13, 2011 1:49 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Sarah Palin: Proper English article ...
Replies: 29
Views: 7446

Re: Sarah Palin: Proper English article ...

Had it been anyone else but Sarah Palin, Americans would have been celebrating the addition of a new word to the English language. That's ludiculous. Perhaps. But it would be a mistake to misunderestimate either Palin or her appeal to the anti-intellectual majority of Americans. ---------- I am sor...
by NancyElla
Thu Jan 13, 2011 1:25 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Anti-homosexual church wants to picket girl's funeral
Replies: 6
Views: 844

Re: Anti-homosexual church wants to picket girl's funeral

Yes, this is the same nutty group we've discussed before and as I recall, we all decided they were really, really straining the rights of free speech. Difficult as it is, if the press would just ignore these people, deprive them of the publicity they crave, maybe they'd give up and get another hobb...
by NancyElla
Wed Jan 12, 2011 9:22 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: "Pundents?"
Replies: 23
Views: 7004

Re: "Pundents?"

Well, "pundit" + "pedant" = "pundant". Usage: "Anyone who doesn't like the way I talk is just a dirty little pundant, and an effete intellectual snob to boot!"

Mirror-image hiring explains why there's no staffer to save her from herself.
by NancyElla
Mon Jan 10, 2011 10:40 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Sarah Palin: Proper English article ...
Replies: 29
Views: 7446

Re: Sarah Palin: Proper English article ...

jbuck919 wrote:
Agnes Selby wrote:Had it been
anyone else but Sarah Palin, Americans would have been celebrating the
addition of a new word to the English language.
That's ludiculous.
Perhaps. But it would be a mistake to misunderestimate either Palin or her appeal to the anti-intellectual majority of Americans.
by NancyElla
Sun Jan 09, 2011 9:39 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: My little movie
Replies: 4
Views: 726

Re: My little movie

"Someone needs to be blamed. Someone needs to be vilified for all eternity." Always a crowd pleaser!

Moral of the story: True love is finding someone who shares 99.9% of my prejudices.
by NancyElla
Thu Dec 30, 2010 5:14 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Tavis Smiley Interviews Dudamel On PBS
Replies: 2
Views: 736

Re: Tavis Smiley Interviews Dudamel On PBS

I'm sorry that I missed the interview--I'll watch for a rebroadcast. I'd like to see El Sistema, or something very similar, available to all kids in the U.S. Last week, this video showed up on my Facebook news page, posted by a musician friend. It gives me hope.
by NancyElla
Mon Nov 29, 2010 12:26 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Canada's Rain Forest: a gorgeous nature to preserve!
Replies: 3
Views: 921

Re: Canada's Rain Forest: a gorgeous nature to preserve!

Beautiful country, Piston. I hope to see it some day. I had never heard of the white bears before.
by NancyElla
Mon Nov 29, 2010 12:04 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Actor Leslie Nielsen dead at age 84
Replies: 13
Views: 1573

Re: Actor Leslie Nielsen dead at age 84

He was a funny, funny man. I know nothing about his life outside of his performances, but he certainly made me laugh.
by NancyElla
Sun Nov 28, 2010 10:10 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Coffee-Mate's new flavours!
Replies: 21
Views: 2443

Re: Coffee-Mate's new flavours!

I started drinking coffee when I started making the rounds of college I interview weekends. I think I considered it the adult beverage. I started off with sugar and cream, but fairly soon dropped the sugar. Maybe it was just caffeine addiction, but I was convinced I liked the taste early on. At this...
by NancyElla
Sun Nov 28, 2010 9:37 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Coffee-Mate's new flavours!
Replies: 21
Views: 2443

Re: Coffee-Mate's new flavours!

I usually just use fat free half and half (sounds like a contradiction in terms), but on the strength of your recommendation, Lance, I'll do a taste test of Gingerbread and Carmel Apple flavors. Maybe I can convince myself that coffee + flavored CoffeeMate = dessert.
by NancyElla
Fri Nov 05, 2010 12:05 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Musical joke of the day. . .
Replies: 16
Views: 3510

Re: Musical joke of the day. . .

I can't take credit as author, only as agent, for bringing it to a potentially appreciative audience. It came to me on Facebook, posted by a friend who is both a cellist and a belly dancer. Her posts are frequently interesting (my husband especially appreciates the ones with photos). I'm not sure if...
by NancyElla
Thu Nov 04, 2010 4:46 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Musical joke of the day. . .
Replies: 16
Views: 3510

Musical joke of the day. . .

A C, an E-flat, and a G go into a bar. The bartender says: "Sorry,but we don't serve minors." So the E-flat leaves, and the C and the G have an open fifth between them. After a few drinks, the fifth is diminished and the G is out flat. An F comes in and tries to augment the situation, but is not sha...
by NancyElla
Thu Nov 04, 2010 7:13 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Concertgebouworchestra does it again...
Replies: 3
Views: 1368

Re: Concertgebouworchestra does it again...

I wonder if this is the "free sample" strategy to get us hooked and then sell us a subscription? Oh, well, I'll put it up on the new HD TV and give it a try. Can't get hooked from one time, right?
by NancyElla
Thu Nov 04, 2010 7:07 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Could We Have A "Rogues Gallery" of Pictures?
Replies: 55
Views: 5436

Re: Could We Have A "Rogues Gallery" of Pictures?

I'm waiting for a photo session with Guitarist's photographer! :roll:
by NancyElla
Tue Nov 02, 2010 10:54 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Could We Have A "Rogues Gallery" of Pictures?
Replies: 55
Views: 5436

Re: Could We Have A "Rogues Gallery" of Pictures?

http://www.google.com/images?hl=en&source=imghp&biw=1920&bih=1039&q=Google+Logo&gbv=2&aq=f&aqi=g10&aql=&oq=&gs_rfai= Hi David, from what I can see in your post, you pasted the search result URL of the entire page rather than the URL of the specific picture in question. Either that or google images ...
by NancyElla
Tue Nov 02, 2010 8:04 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Contemporary Music Trends a Century Ago: Leo Ornstein
Replies: 5
Views: 2044

Re: Contemporary Music Trends a Century Ago: Leo Ornstein

Well, I'm more comfortable with Ornstein the romantic, although I can already hear Ornstein the modernist sneaking up on him in the piano arpeggios in the cello sonata. The Wild Men's Dance is truly wild, and Hamelin's playing is amazing. I was surprised to see that these two pieces were written at ...
by NancyElla
Mon Nov 01, 2010 7:59 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Contemporary Music Trends a Century Ago: Leo Ornstein
Replies: 5
Views: 2044

Re: Contemporary Music Trends a Century Ago: Leo Ornstein

Thanks for the information about Ornstein. The name is completely new to me, and I'll have fun exploring. I liked the youtube recording of part of one of the cello sonatas, although it ends rather abruptly (I guess because of the time limit on youtube). (My mind also took off on one of its tangents-...
by NancyElla
Sat Oct 30, 2010 11:11 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Mark music
Replies: 5
Views: 1044

Re: Mark music

They exist to supplement the meager repertory of teaching pieces for 2 clarinets, to introduce young students to modern (somewhat) harmonies, and to be fun to play and listen to. Working this list backwards, on the "fun to listen to" scale, several people told me after the concert that they found t...
by NancyElla
Sat Oct 30, 2010 10:16 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Mehta and Israel Phil. Orch.in Shanghai--brief note
Replies: 2
Views: 651

Mehta and Israel Phil. Orch.in Shanghai--brief note

My brother, in Shanghai on business this month and next, sent me this brief note about a concert he attended on October 27 at the (relatively) new Shanghai Grand Theater. The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, with Zubin Mehta conducting, performed Beethoven's 6th Symphony and Stravinsky's The Rite of S...
by NancyElla
Sat Oct 30, 2010 6:14 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Could We Have A "Rogues Gallery" of Pictures?
Replies: 55
Views: 5436

Re: Could We Have A "Rogues Gallery" of Pictures?

jbuck919 wrote:
NancyElla wrote:Nice, Guitarist! And congratulations for having the guts to go first! :P
If I had a distinguished look like that, captured in a professional portrait, I'd have the "guts" too. :)
Ha, ha! Yes, I guess there's a reason I haven't posted one! :lol:
by NancyElla
Fri Oct 29, 2010 11:35 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Could We Have A "Rogues Gallery" of Pictures?
Replies: 55
Views: 5436

Re: Could We Have A "Rogues Gallery" of Pictures?

Nice, Guitarist! And congratulations for having the guts to go first! :P
by NancyElla
Wed Oct 27, 2010 8:55 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Moose and Squirrel
Replies: 8
Views: 1062

Re: Moose and Squirrel

I was a great fan of the fractured fairy tales.
by NancyElla
Wed Oct 27, 2010 12:04 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Things on The Pub side look like they are ...
Replies: 8
Views: 1165

Re: Things on The Pub side look like they are ...

Lance wrote:[Omigosh ... is it really Lance in The Pub?]

[Things on The Pub side look like they are ...]

DOING FINE. Everybody happy over here? If it keeps going like this, even I may return!
:mrgreen:
C'mon in and set a spell, Lance! I'll even buy your first drink. What'll it be?
by NancyElla
Wed Oct 27, 2010 11:51 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: This Year's Flu Shots
Replies: 4
Views: 795

Re: This Year's Flu Shots

I got my flu shot from the school nurse yesterday. Painless and free, no ill effects the next day.

The one year I did not get a flu shot (somehow the school system didn't offer them that year), I did get the flu. Now I'm a believer and get the shot every year.
by NancyElla
Mon Oct 25, 2010 11:20 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Tell me, what would YOU do, if it happened to YOU?
Replies: 8
Views: 1388

Re: Tell me, what would YOU do, if it happened to YOU?

This case has recently been settled out of court. http://www.smh.com.au/national/how-a-37m-harassment-claim-is-shining-a-light-on-a-complex-issue-20100806-11olv.html She was going for $37 million--I wonder what she settled for? Clearly things have changed a lot in the past few decades. . . or, in t...
by NancyElla
Mon Oct 25, 2010 11:10 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: I Hate Flying!
Replies: 28
Views: 5859

Re: I Hate Flying!

I used to love flying, and I still like it--after the plane is in the air. But the hyper-security procedures, lines, waiting, shoes off, shoes on, etc. have really taken the fun out of the airport visit.